Monday, January 7, 2013


So. I assume you’ve all had a chance to see the cover for the second installment of my Syrena Legacy series, OF TRITON, yes? If not, please do avert your eyes to its glory here:


I know. It’s hawt. You don’t have to tell me.

Here’s the blurb. Be excited.

In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

So. I need your help.

My creative artistic abilities ended with kindergarten. However, I’ve seen just how creative my fans can be by the swag they make. Necklaces, nail polish, cookies, chocolate, rings, magnets. You guys are crazy talented.  So I was sorta kinda wondering if…

Would one of you design a bookmark for OF TRITON? Pwease?

Here’s what’s in it for the winner:

1.)    An ARC of OF TRITON.

2.)    A signed hardcover of OF POSEIDON.

3.)    The choice between a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card OR a 50 pg critique of your manuscript, plus a follow up phone call from me to discuss it.

4.)    I’ll pay to have your bookmark printed, and you will get a good supply of signed, printed copies. Each bookmark will include a credit to you as designer.

5.)    A signed poster of your bookmark.

Here are the rules:

1.)    You must be able to design the bookmark based solely on the cover image and the blurb. In other words, the cover must be used somehow in the bookmark, and the bookmark must capture the sense of the blurb somehow. Remember, draw the reader in. Make them curious about the book. Make them salivate for it. Make them…well, you know.

2.)    If you choose to use any other images, you must have legal rights to do so.

3.)    By entering, you give me permission to mass produce and mass distribute the bookmark you designed (if you win). This means your bookmark design could (and probably will) end up in countries all over the world. So by entering, you agree that’s kind of cool.

Here’s how you enter:

1.)    Design a bookmark.

2.)    Email the bookmark as an attachment to byannabanks (at) gmail (dot) com. Do it before January 31st. In subject line of the email, please put BOOKMARK CONTEST ENTRY.

The winner will be announced on February 4th, 2013.

Whataya say???


  1. I say YES!!! Hopefully I have time to do it, ugh, January why do you have to be so busy! I want to design this book mark!!

  2. I say this is cutting it MIGHTY close to my birthday, Banks. February 4th. You should give to the 12th.

    But OHMYGOOOOSH, I LOVE THE COVEEEER!!!!!! Can't wait to read this one, then hang out with you so you can abuse my copy with a Sharpie or blood or whatever it is you use to sign things.

    K, BYE.

    Just a Booklover

  3. WHEN IS IT COMING OUT?!?!?! I need to know!!!

    Scientific fact: I have actually lost sleep over this question.

  4. You know I've got mad artistic skills. All you had to do was ask.

  5. OMG!!!! *insert mouth foaming guy from Avatar*
    Is there anyway to get the Raw picture? without the title/ blurb? ○w○

  6. Totally in <3

    Any specific dimensions? :o

  7. Ooooh nice. What resolution do you want for the bookmark? (as in xxx pixels by xxx pixels)?

  8. Ellie and Isabel (and anyone else who needs it) please email me and I'll send you the image without text. Thanks!

    1. I did email you, but I have't heard back yet :-(
      I just sent my entry off. Let me know if I could re-do it with the raw image.

    2. Thanks so much! Just sent the e-mail :)

  9. And about the fonts, I have no idea! I've never been able to exactly duplicate the font either, so just do your best. :)

    So far you guys are rocking it! The entries are really blowing me away!

  10. Is this an international contest?

  11. I AM SUCH A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was wondering would this have to be done by drawing or by the computer

    I was also wondering how you got that shot of those people underwater and btw is that you?

  12. I'm not very artistic so can't wait to see who wins and what it will look like. Good luck everyone!!!! Michele K

  13. I was wondering about the size/pixel requirements too. Also, can we make more than one?

  14. I did a book mark, wish I could done something more creative, but I only had the cover image to work with and typography.It's 2 side. My email is

  15. Can we send them through the actual mail or does it have to be through email? I have a really cool book mark but there were somethings I was not able to do with the computer.

  16. That was fun! Never done a bookmark before! Thanks for this challenge :D

  17. I really want to try this!!!!!! Do you mind if it is in black and white? (AKA pencil or pen)

  18. My email is if I could please get the original picture minus the text :)

  19. May I as well get the origonal picture minus the text please '.* (

  20. Aaaaargh. Want to pre-order for my Kindle and Amazon doesn't have that option! Nooooooooooooooooooo. *sad*

  21. My e- mail is Can I get the original photo from the cover?

  22. Oh my goodness cant wait to see these, i would enter but i didnt see this untill today and i have exams starting Monday!! Arghhhhhh, oh well i cant wait to see the winners, just saying this as a thought but who else thinks it would be completely hillarious if Toraf was in the background! Good luck everyone.

  23. hello this project is still in progress would like to participate could send the image to the email

  24. Can I have the original cover picture too?

  25. Can i turn in the bookmark on Jan 31 in the afternoon ? Because my computer crashed in the process of sending the bookmark to you :(

  26. Ahhh I ca't wait to see who wins!